PETALING JAYA: A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) air stewardess was found dead in a hotel at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport early Friday morning.
Chin Swee Len, 34, had flown to the Dutch capital on Tuesday and was supposed to have returned to Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
The cause of death has yet to be ascertained.
Her body was said to have been found by hotel employees.
When contacted, the hotel front office staff confirmed that Chin had checked in on Tuesday. “But she left her room the following day.”
MAS personnel found out about her disappearance when she failed to turn up for a pre-departure briefing.
MAS operations director Capt Azharuddin Osman said the airline was deeply saddened by the death of the cabin crew member.
“Our main concern now is to support the family where we can,” he said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to them during this difficult time.”
Capt Azharuddin said Chin’s family had been informed and arrangements were being made to fly them over to the Dutch capital.
The family members left on a MAS flight from the KL International Airport last night.
“We are fully co-operating with the authorities as they are still in the process of ascertaining the cause of death,” said Capt Azharuddin.
“Any other information on this matter is pure speculation at this point in time,” he said, adding that MAS was unable to disclose any further details as it was a police case.